Know Ways How To Grind Raw Turmeric In A Mixer Grinder
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If you want to make the switch to homemade turmeric powder and bid goodbye to packaged and commercial ones, now's the time to do so. It will be authentic to its core with the signature gingery and orangey aroma that only real turmeric powder emits. This recipe is the key to just that!

So, What Is Real Turmeric?

Turmeric powder, or Haldi, is a must-have spice in almost every Indian dish. The recipe is simple to keep up with and easy to execute. Unlike most homemade spices, turmeric powder does not require roasting. 

Commercial spices are mass-produced and involve chemicals, colour, and impurities that downgrade the quality of turmeric powder. If you notice that the turmeric powder you use could improve, you ought to try a homemade recipe to grind raw turmeric using a mixer grinder.

Home-made spices carry a natural flavour. This blog brings you a classic recipe you can try at home using a mixer grinder. It not only sustains its true essence but also lasts longer and offers health benefits, including anti-inflammation, and antioxidants, and boosts brain health.

How To Grind Raw Turmeric In Mixer Grinder?

This recipe applies to both fresh turmeric roots and dry turmeric and they both offer the same result. However, fresh turmeric roots take longer to prepare as it needs more steps and a longer time to dry. 

Whichever of the two you choose, it's ten times better than settling for ready-made turmeric powder. This recipe enlists the additional pre-steps when using fresh turmeric roots. The latter part of the recipe is the same for fresh haldi roots and dry haldi alike. The recipe combines drying and grinding turmeric lumps in a mixer grinder.

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Let's get to the exciting part, where you learn to ace this recipe. Follow the steps and instructions, and you are good to go.

Ingredients And Equipment

  • 500g of dried turmeric/ fresh turmeric roots
  • A cup of water
  • Mortar
  • Pestle
  • High-power mixer grinder
  • 1 glass jar
  • Procedure

Here is the step-by-step process to make healthy, chemicals-free turmeric powder at home.

  • If you're using fresh turmeric roots, do this:
  • Rinse the roots under running water and clean the dirt out of them. A soft brush will make the task easier. Rinse 2 to 4 times for clean turmeric powder.
  • Add water to a pan and transfer the clean roots to it. Boil on medium to high flame for 45 minutes.
  • Drain the water from the roots. Once it cools down, slice the roots.
  • Use paper towels to get rid of any excess water. Let it sit in the sun for a week to dry.
  • Whether you're using the roots or dried clumps, both processes are the same from here.
  • Use a mortar and pestle to break the dried turmeric into smaller clumps.
  • Let the clumps of dried turmeric sit in the sun for a day.
  • 24 hours later, grab a mixer jar and add the dried turmeric to it. Ensure that the mixer grinder you use is hard-powered to sustain hard substances.
  • Press the button to make fine dust-like turmeric powder. Switch the button off from time to time to avoid overheating the equipment.
  • Mix it with a spoon in intervals to grind the clumps thoroughly.
  • With a sieve, separate the powdered bits from the leftover turmeric clumps.
  • Add it to the mixer grinder. Sieve it again and repeat this until the finished product is a smooth and lump-free powder.
  • Store the homemade turmeric powder in an airtight container.
  • Keep it dry and cool and add it to your dishes.

Tips For Grinding Raw Turmeric

  • Keep a note of some pro tips to ace the recipe on your first try.
  • Ensure that the turmeric clumps are completely dried to avoid shortening their shelf-life. Turmeric powder's shelf-life is good to go for several months.
  • Use a high-power mixer grinder only. Do take breaks instead of grinding it in one go. It will help all the clumps grind evenly and keep the mixer from overheating.
  • Store the prepared powder in a glass jar rather than a plastic or steel container to make it last longer.
  • Take dry spoons every time you use the turmeric powder.
  • Sieve and grind any larger clumps repeatedly until there's none left.
  • You can store it in the fridge to keep the powder good for 3 to 6 months.

Wrapping Up

With your jar of turmeric powder by your side, every dish you make will be flavorful. This simple and convenient take on homemade turmeric powder will soon become your go-to recipe. Stay tuned for more, and make every dish healthier with homemade turmeric powder.